Education and Childcare T Level - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This challenging and exciting course focuses on childcare and education from 0 to 19, including child development, psychology and behaviours. Topics include pedagogical approaches (teaching approaches), child development, attachment and behaviour, working with others, types of education provision, SEND, reflective practice, EAL, safeguarding, health and safety and wellbeing. In the second year, you focus within the 0 to seven age range where you build your knowledge and skills alongside demonstrating your competence in industry placement.

The overall content is divided into themes including:

  • Exploring sector provision for education and childcare
  • Child development, behaviour and English as an additional language
  • Approaches to learning for positive outcomes in education for children and young people
  • Professional practice for education and childcare including safeguarding, health and safety and well-being of children and young people, equality and diversity, Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
  • Working with others in education and childcare

This qualification includes a mixture of classroom learning and on-the-job experience during an industry placement of a minimum of 750 hours across the two years. This amount of experience provides you with a licence to practise in earlyyearseducation and care.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through written and practical examinations, employer projects, group work, presentations and analysis.

Progression Options

On successful completion, you could find employment in an early years setting such as primary education or nursery. Alternatively, you could progress to study a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship, degree or higher level technical qualification. Many students use the T level to begin their progress onto a teaching degree.

Course Summary

Course Title Education and Childcare T Level
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range with grade 5 in English and grade 4 in Maths and Science at grade 4, as well as a keen interest in the topic and some work experience with children. Entry is subject to a successful interview and an enhanced DBS.

If you have not achieved the required grades to start a T Level, you could complete a tailored transition programme designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to progress to the Level 3 T Level, subject to your GCSEs.

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